Eriol has been working as a designer for 10+ years working in for-profits and then NGO’s and open-source software organisations, working on complex problems like sustainable food systems, peace-building and crisis response technology. Eriol now works at Simply Secure on design, research, open-source and technology projects.
Eriol is a part-time funded PhD researcher at Newcastle University’s Open Lab looking at how designers participate in humanitarian and human rights focussed open-source software projects.
They are also part of the core teams at Open Source Design and Human Rights Centred Design working group and Sustain UX & Design working group and help hosts podcast about open source and design.
Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns.